A Family Adventure Story, Part I

Birds in Paintings, Drawing with Kids, Illustration, Mixed Media, Na's class presentation, Rivers in Paintings, Story or Poem, Watercolor

Bikes to Canoes, Page

Clink on this link Family Marshall Trip Part 1 to follow the Marshall family through the woods and down the rivers, around the Gulf and the Florida panhandle on a travel adventure. The final panel shows a NASA shuttle blasting off. Guess who is on that ship? Follow their adventures in Part II

  • Watercolor and Ink on Moleskin Watercolor Paper
  • 3.5″ x 10″
  • In a private collection

Maxx’ Drawing “Racing to the Birthing Center”

Drawing with Kids, Miscellaneous

Racing to the Birthing Center

  • Marker on paper
  • 8.5″ x 11″
  • Priceless

My grandson, Maxx, loves to draw and I really like this drawing. His family is just a few weeks, perhaps days, away from welcoming a new baby into the world. During a visit from one of the birthing center’s staff, Maxx drew this picture of the family racing for the Birthing Center. No doubt he recalls how fast his little sister, Naomi, arrived. She was birthed on the living room couch. In the drawing, the purple spot below the runners is their car; the only one in the parking lot, Maxx explains. As for the runners, Dad’s in front, Maxx and his sister, Naomi, in the middle and mom brings us the rear.

Kids reading 2D as 3D

Drawing with Kids

Maxx tries to insert lizard in mural 009

Maxx’ Mural in progress

Maxx's muralsInProgress Feb 2005 001

Using Maurice Sendak’s story “Where the Wild Things Are” as inspiration, I painted a jungle mural in Maxx’ room. He’s swinging through the picture on a vine, while monsters, lions, tigers and some ‘Gary Larson inspired’ fish play baseball in the creek. It’s a mix. I talked to Maxx about the images in the mural as it developed and one day, at the age of 13-14 months, he walked over to the mural and tried to insert his stuffed lizard. That amazed me and also that he chose an appropriate jungle animal. He’s definitely above average.